Acorn Cookies





My friend Katie told me about a recipe she found for making acorn cookies. I’ve been excited to try them and found a recipe and changed it a little last night. The kids and I shaped the acorns, dipped the tops in chocolate, and then rolled them in ground walnuts. I added some finely ground coffee beans in with the walnuts for a coffee/walnut sort of flavor. The kids preferred their cookies just dipped in chocolate. If you have a nut allergy or just don’t like nuts you could try crushed cookies or something similar.

Here is the recipe. The dough will be very dry but should stick together if formed into a ball. Make a ball and then press a flat area for baking and then pinch the top part of the cookie to resemble the end of an acorn. Once cooled completely dip the ends in chocolate and then ground nuts of your choice. I took these photos last night when the sun was almost completely set. I couldn’t re-take any photos today because our dog stole the ziploc bag of cookies from the counter this morning and while trying to eat them (through the bag) destroyed them all, haha.

Acorn Cookies (Vegan)
-1 cup melted Earth Balance
-3/4 cup brown or turbinado sugar
-2 1/2 cups of flour
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 1/2 cup walnuts ground or chopped finely (you could use another nut if you prefer)

Combine melted butter and sugar and stir until blended. Add flour and baking powder. The mixture will appear dry and crumbly but will form a ball and hold. Shape into acorns, and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Once cooled dip the tops into melted chocolate and then roll in the nuts.

Tonight we have Trick Or Treating, yahoo! I will post some photos later if I get a chance..

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12 Responses to Acorn Cookies

  1. All right! These look like they’re the exact same cookies that some of my roommates made way back when (I think it was my first taste of a vegan sweet, too!) and every so often now and then I find myself craving them like crazy.

    Good idea on adding the coffee! I think I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. : )

  2. katie says:

    OH yay! You made them and they look adorable.

  3. Cindy says:

    Do you know if there’s a non-vegan recipe for this? :)

  4. Tiffany says:

    That is THE best cookie idea that I’ve ever seen! I’m going to make some tonight :D

  5. Lisa C. says:

    Thanks for the post. The cookies look good even if they only lasted a little while. I was glad to hear I’m not the only one that bakes and it gets eaten by the dog sometimes. I once made a whole batch of Russian Tea Cakes (We call them Butterballs). These are my husband’s favorite. I put them on a rack on the table to cool and my dog got up there when I wasn’t looking and ate the whole batch. We didn’t get to even try one! My husband was so disappointed! haha You got to love those doggies! Hope you have a great trick or treat!

  6. Rane says:

    Wow these look great!! I bet they would even
    fool the squirels!!! What a fun cookie!!!
    I am going to go make these right now. The kids
    needed a treat for school tomorrow.
    Thanks a million,*again*
    Rane and small army!
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  7. Jenny says:

    These look so beautiful!
    I recently bookmarked an article about how to make acorn flour. How cute would it be to try these with actual acorn flour?
    http://www.ramshacklesolid.com/2008/09/making-acorn-flour.html

  8. Simbelmyne says:

    those look great!
    even your food is cute

  9. lisa lomano says:

    those cookies look SO yummy & pretty!!
    OH YAY!! I wanna see Halloween pictures!

  10. Heatherica says:

    Those look amazing! So cute!! Wesley would love these as well!

  11. Marie says:

    The cookies look like such an awesome idea. I plan on making some too!!

  12. corinne says:

    i will definatly be making these!